squiggly lines on monitor

October 15, 2005 at 14:54:38
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 512

I'm running an external monitor off my Dell laptop 500m on windows XP Pro. the monitor is a 1-year old KDS 19" monitor. Lately, when I have been running in 1600 x 1200 mode, there have been squiggly horizontal lines when certain colors dominate the screen. When I go down to a lower resolution, the lines go away. A previous post said that this was probably overdriving. What can I do to fix this to where I can continue to run in 1600 x 1200 mode.

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October 16, 2005 at 05:15:27

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